Monthly Archives: October 2007

Boro, boro, boro

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So, I have a secret addiction to borosilicate glass. I feel like I’m cheating on my regular Italian soft glass by making off mandrel pendants and other goodies in boro. There’s this whole other culture when working with boro that isn’t quite the same as the culture of soft glass folks. There’s a different set of techniques, different vocabulary, different attitude that I am finding really refreshing. It’s like the difference between taking a lovely day hike and picnic and hiking up a fourteener in the freezing cold. More visceral, more gutsy, bigger flame…maybe that is it…I don’t know. I do know it was thing I needed to jumpstart my creativity and feel happy about sitting down at my torch again!